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Posts tagged genetic information

February 23, 2012

 

dna origami

Telomeres: The Key To Aging

Cell copies are not perfect--the chromosome isn't copied all the way to the tip. That's where telomeres come in handy.

August 1, 2006

 

microscope image of telomere caps

The Problem with Telomeres

Why do we age? Science didn't really start investigating that question until the 1960's.

September 27, 2003

 

Are Humans and Fungi Distant Cousins?

The third kingdom contains all organisms whose cells have a nucleus, including plants, animals, algae, and even fungi. So evolutionarily speaking, humans and fungi are cousins.

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